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Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Good, Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Polar Explorer Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters Reach North Pole

Polar Explorer Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters Reach North Pole

We are a little behind on reporting Polar Explorer Eric Larsen and Ryan Water’s successful expedition to the North Pole. Maybe it was because we felt we were trekking through the North Pole on a daily basis as the snow fell in layers last week. At least we were supported with heated homes and studded snow tire’d automobiles. As we pat ourselves on the back for withstanding 7+ months of winter these two Colorado explorers were wrapping up a successful end to the challenges of an unsupported and unaided expedition to the North Pole, something that may never happen again due to the effects of climate change. On Tuesday May 6th, 2014 at approximately 9pm MDT, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters reached the geographic North Pole, completing their unsupported and unaided Last North expedition in just 53 days. In doing so, they were the only team attempting a “land to Pole” crossing to reach the North Pole this season, and the only team since 2010 to accomplish this feat....

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Good, Skiing & Snowboarding, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Sean Swarner Cancer Climber:  Power of 4 Ski Race

Sean Swarner Cancer Climber: Power of 4 Ski Race

Tomorrow, Sean Swarner Cancer Climber races with CNN correspondent MIKE TOBIN, in one of Colorado’s hardest races. Sean’s been training relentlessly as he continues to be an global inspiration for athletes and survivors of every kind. Sean Swarner’s life-journey would be incredible without his back story of two cancers, but with his medical history and challenges, he truly understands living life to the fullest and overcoming challenges. “Keep Climbing” isn’t just a mantra for the mountains, it’s for life. Sean Swarner embodies the never-say-die attitude and is an inspiration to millions around the world. Once given 14 days to live and after being read his last rites, Sean kept moving forward to summit Everest with only one functioning lung. After climbing the highest mountain in the world, he had his sights set on climbing the highest mountain on every continent (7-Summits) and the Hawaii Ironman. After surviving two deadly cancers, no mountain is too high, no challenge too difficult for this determined man. Being the only person in the world to have...

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Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Community, Events, Good, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Chris Klug Foundation Says Be a Donor on Valentines Day

Chris Klug Foundation Says Be a Donor on Valentines Day

Saving a life is as easy as signing the little box on your drivers license. The Chris Klug Foundation reminds its supporters and the public that February 14th is about more than chocolate and flowers; it’s also National Donor Day. The Chris Klug Foundation is a 501(c)3 dedicated to promoting lifesaving organ & tissue donation and improving the quality of life for those touched by donation. National Donor Day was started in 1997 and continues with grassroots awareness activities across our country today. On this day of hearts and love, we hope that from coast to coast Americans will share their commitment to the gift of life, the ultimate gift, with their friends and family. Becoming a registered organ & tissue donor is a way to have a lasting legacy, and it’s as simple as going to www.chrisklugfoundation.org to sign up. In CKF’s headquarters of Aspen, CO, the Aspen High School Outreach Club will be sharing the life-saving message of organ and tissue donation as a part of a CKF sponsored...

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Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Activities, Events, Good, Hike | 0 comments

The North Face Speaker Series – Alpine Climber Conrad Anker in Breckenridge

The North Face Speaker Series – Alpine Climber Conrad Anker in Breckenridge

Conrad Anker will recount his incredible story of climbing in the world’s most extreme conditions to Breckenridge residents on October 12. In The Impossible Climb, presented by The North Face and The North Face Breckenridge Store, Anker will offer an inspirational look at the depths of human endurance and share his amazing journeys. Anker’s climbing career runs the gamut from Everest to Arctic big walls, but the vertical Sharks Fin on India’s Mount Meru pushed him the hardest. Demanding two grueling expeditions and a teeth-clenching dose of suffering, Meru was Conrad’s ultimate expedition. The VIP meet and greet reception will take place prior to the main event at The North Face Breckenridge Store, located at 322 South Main Street at 5:30PM. It’ll include premium seating, wine and beer, and hors d’oeuvres from The Briar Rose restaurant. All proceeds from the VIP reception will go to the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC). For more than 30-years, the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) has provided life changing outdoor learning experiences to...

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Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Community, Good | 0 comments

Mountain Chill FM 95.5 and Colorado Radio Stations Telethon for Colorado Flood Relief

Mountain Chill FM 95.5 and Colorado Radio Stations Telethon for Colorado Flood Relief

Colorado Flood Relief: Once again, Coloradans are uniting to overcome a natural disaster of unprecedented proportions.  Widespread flooding has forced the evacuation of thousands and will require months to years to clean-up. We are calling on SW Colorado to do our part to help our neighbors. On Wednesday (September 17th) we’ll be participating in a statewide radio and TV telethon to raise funds for “Colorado Flood Relief.” The funds support American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts in Colorado and Community Food Share. Mountain Chill will be on air along with other Colorado broadcasters starting at 4:30 on Wednesday, providing the toll-free number. Call 877-667-6727 between 4:30 and 10 PM only. Red Cross volunteers will be standing by at Rocky Mountain PBS’ studios to take your donations. Please help by giving what you can, even if it is a dollar. Everything helps. ~MTN Town...

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Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Activities, Good, Treks & Travels | 0 comments

The 4th Annual Colorado 600 – Single Track Awareness and the ColoradoTPA

The 4th Annual Colorado 600 – Single Track Awareness and the ColoradoTPA

The 4th Annual Colorado 600 is prepped and has headed out fora five day ride and trail symposium through the mountains of southwestern Colorado.  Each day riders learn about what is facing trail riding enthusiasts and the issues facing OHV trails in Colorado and Utah.  Riders are able choose the option of single track, dual-sport or adventure trails based on what they are in the mood for.  Sign in opened at 9:00am yesterday, Saturday, Sept 7th in South Fork, Colorado. Sunday thru Wednesday there will be two routes per day so both types of riders may enjoy the local history and Trail Awareness Seminar and alternate routes will be posted for the more aggressive riders in both types. All proceeds from the ride will go to support the Colorado Trails Preservation Alliance, a Colorado 501c3 non-profit. The newly-formed TPA is focused on preserving single-track trails for motorized riding. For more information: ColoradoTPA.org  or  Colorado600.org. The  Trails Preservation Alliance is the successor to the Colorado 500 Legal Defense Fund (C500 LDF). ...

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